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Challenge: The Username Challenge III (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: Challenges
Camera: Canon EOS-5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM
Location: Harwich Port, MA, USA
Date: Jul 26, 2009
Aperture: F/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/60
Date Uploaded: Jul 26, 2009

This is really basic processing for me... Some apply image in soft light mode to get pop, a little curves, a tiny tweak of hue/sat, and the gradient in the sky is basically it. Also a tad of dodging on the boat's hull to give it some modeling... Plus the square crop of course. Taken early on a very foggy morning.

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As far as K10D's comment re: my comfort level, all I can say is MOST of my entries are outside this comfort level, and I can't help it if every now and then the voters just love one of my seascape shots; they are, after all, why I moved here. Anyway, I think this is the first "mist shot" I've entered in DPC, and if not the first then one of the very few :-)

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Thanx all for the great comments and my first ribbon of 2009; been, I think, 18 months since I ribboned...

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Unprocessed original: 811604.jpg

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 169
Avg (all users): 7.2517
Avg (commenters): 9.0000
Avg (participants): 7.0286
Avg (non-participants): 7.4444
Views since voting: 7155
Views during voting: 274
Votes: 151
Comments: 97
Favorites: 24 (view)


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03/17/2011 06:09:39 PM
Awesome! I really like your work.
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07/15/2010 09:19:00 PM
it's beautiful
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11/04/2009 11:40:41 PM
I hadn't seen this until now. So beautiful, I want to move there too. Your subtle enhancements are very powerful in bringing out the soft highlights needed for balance in tonality because of the mist. Superb.
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08/14/2009 07:37:52 AM
This is Super, one of the best image from this club so far!!! NUMBER 1
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08/12/2009 08:06:50 PM
Rob't,
Congrats on your blue. Fun to see you in the ribbon circle! Been away from DPC for a bit, but occasionally check back in. Love the misty, foggy world you've captured. All the best!
charliebaker (David)
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08/06/2009 06:48:33 PM
Robert, I saw this, gasped, and gave it a nine. So lovely!
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08/06/2009 04:27:50 PM
Love it! Congrats. Beautiful shot!
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08/06/2009 10:55:11 AM
great one!
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08/05/2009 07:41:09 PM
Outstanding image & am so glad it received recognition.
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08/05/2009 03:06:06 PM
Congratulation Bear :) a very well deserved ribbon for sure :)
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08/05/2009 10:55:59 AM
Beautiful! a 10 in my book. Well deserved
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08/05/2009 10:08:19 AM
Finally, you got the voter appreciation you deserve! I love the square crop. Congratulations on the blue, and thanks for sharing your process.
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08/05/2009 12:41:00 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon! Your image is beautiful and dreamy.
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08/04/2009 10:35:35 PM
That image is what I want to see everyday when i go outside. Awesome photo!!!
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08/04/2009 08:58:26 PM
Congrats
Super work !!
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08/04/2009 03:43:31 PM
Robert, this is beautiful! Congrats!!
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08/04/2009 09:40:44 AM
Fabulous Outstanding shot!!! Congrats!! Well deserved..
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08/04/2009 08:29:55 AM
Fantastic work Robert. A very well deserved Blue.
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08/04/2009 07:02:31 AM
Beautiful!
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08/04/2009 06:38:03 AM
Is that a spot of sensor dust on the original? Nice shot Robert! Has a very nice balance and the overall mood/feeling of the shot is very nice. Well done!

Side note: how many bonus points do I get for the Latin translation?
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08/04/2009 03:20:41 AM
Congrats Robert. Beautiful, and so peaceful.
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08/04/2009 02:14:53 AM
You Da Bear!

Cheers on a sweet Ribbon.
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08/04/2009 01:45:11 AM
Gorgeous!! I would like this hanging on my wall next to the other print I got from you! Congrats on the much deserved Blue!
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08/03/2009 11:44:20 PM
Lovely photo
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08/03/2009 10:20:19 PM
Nice job Bear!
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08/03/2009 07:49:16 PM
A beautiful image Bear. Congratulations!
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08/03/2009 04:50:40 PM
It has got such a dreamy feeling to it ..just love it.
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08/03/2009 02:50:23 PM
beautiful Bear!! Great news on your BLUE!!
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08/03/2009 02:49:13 PM
Fantastic image, Bear! Congratulations on a well deserved blue.
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08/03/2009 01:26:10 PM
Wow, this is amazing, Richard! Congratulations!
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08/03/2009 12:42:45 PM
Awesome image Robert. Congrats on the very well deserved blue!
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08/03/2009 12:28:41 PM
Wonderful image. Congrats on your 1st place. It is well deserved.
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08/03/2009 11:50:08 AM
great to see you back on the front page! This is photo has exceptional quality, love the focus of the boat compared with the soft background, congrats on the ribbon and a new image for your profile
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08/03/2009 11:14:57 AM
Wow, stunning color! And not far processed from the original at all. Beautifully seen and captured.

Avg commenters: 9!
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08/03/2009 11:10:33 AM
Very nice, I love touring in your part of the USA, I have relatives in Boston that I visit.
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08/03/2009 10:52:31 AM
hey Robert congrats on the blue, nicely done.
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08/03/2009 10:51:34 AM
Gears bear nice work
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08/03/2009 10:47:46 AM
nice image Robert, congrats! sometimes (often) less processing is "more". I like the soft muted colors here.
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08/03/2009 10:37:08 AM
Congrats Bear....what a beautiful and serene image.
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08/03/2009 10:31:43 AM
Congratulations! Perfect capture for the username...well done!
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08/03/2009 10:20:16 AM
Congratulations! Lovely picture.
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08/03/2009 10:11:35 AM
Robert -- A gorgeous shot. Looks like a Wianno Sr. I owned #5 in the 70s when living in Falmouth. jean
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08/03/2009 10:01:35 AM
Congrats Bear! beautiful image.
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08/03/2009 10:00:33 AM
Good for you Robert...Excellent picture...well deserved...
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08/03/2009 09:53:58 AM
I absolutely love your shots like this. It is so dreamy and just beautiful! Congrats, Robert, on a blue for a truly lovely photograph. Going into my faves!!
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08/03/2009 09:17:36 AM
Congrats!
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08/03/2009 08:36:46 AM
Beautiful shot Robert! Congrats on the blue!
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08/03/2009 08:34:10 AM
Such lovely shot. I love the fog and the serenity of the morning. You captured them so well.

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08/03/2009 08:18:19 AM
Spot on, Bear. Congrats.
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08/03/2009 07:55:42 AM
Congrats!! Wonderful photo, and superb processing. Well deserved.
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08/03/2009 07:30:16 AM
Really love this one Bear! As the others said the processing was dead on. Wonder if it would have looked any better if all the lights in the house were on? LOL Don't worry I didn't vote, I'm just a registered member now. Had I the chance to vote, it would have been 8 or 9.
Congrats on your latest ribbon!
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08/03/2009 07:27:41 AM
Lovely shot, Bear. I guess you're glad you get fog in the middle of summer, then. ;-Þ Congratulations for your second Blue.
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08/03/2009 06:57:54 AM
Sublime, Robert! Nicely done.
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08/03/2009 06:50:11 AM
Great shot Robert, congrats on the Blue
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08/03/2009 06:18:20 AM
WOW .. stunning image robert .. congrats on an amazing shot, a blue ribbon and fourth place on your profile page . !!
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08/03/2009 04:58:06 AM
Even the trolls couldn't give you any 1's so that must be a good thing :P, great image, hehe.
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08/03/2009 03:00:18 AM
really nice. love that dreamy, relaxed feeling about this shot.
i'm really happy to see a wide DoF with the nice house in the background in good focus.
IMHO sometimes shallow DoF is over-used and mis-used too much on this website.
good work Bear!

Message edited by author 2009-08-03 03:00:44.
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08/03/2009 02:41:41 AM
Jejejejejeje and sod the TM

Congrats. Do I detect a hint of f/8 and being there?
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08/03/2009 01:47:46 AM
Its always a joy for a photographer to take a photo that is too good to process..congrats for this dreamy scene.
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08/03/2009 01:41:28 AM
Congratulations Robert, another beautifully rendered image, deftly edited. Why this gets a blue and so many other of your worthy images fared more poorly is beyond my ken, but cheers on the blue.
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08/03/2009 01:35:39 AM
Congratulations, Robert! You've very well conveyed the cool, soft feel of a quiet misty morning.
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08/03/2009 01:24:06 AM
Beautiful, Robert. Congratulations. Well earned.
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08/03/2009 01:12:36 AM
congratulations! processing may be minimal but it is very effective - well placed tweaks.
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08/03/2009 01:08:01 AM
Woot! An easy blue and my top pick. Congrats, young man!
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08/03/2009 01:06:30 AM
Whoooot! Wonderful seeing you on the front page again Robert! Congrats on the blue for this wonderful shot!
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08/03/2009 12:52:02 AM
Congratulations on a fine entry and a great Blue.
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08/03/2009 12:44:52 AM
So glad this did well for you, Bear. It's beautiful. Big congratulations on your blue ribbon.
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08/03/2009 12:42:53 AM
This was one of my favorites in this challenge. Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/03/2009 12:41:12 AM
Congrats on the ribbon!
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08/03/2009 12:38:39 AM
Congrats Robert. Comfort zone? If you actually took up residence there for more than 5 minutes your profile page would mirror those with dozens upon dozens of ribbons.
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08/03/2009 12:36:44 AM
Great shot Bear. I knew a 7.2 was going to ribbon. :) The fog really gives this a classic feel.
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08/03/2009 12:27:54 AM
Congratulations on the ribbon!
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08/03/2009 12:24:18 AM
love love love this.. I'm so glad I went through all the images and voted right before roll over.. This was most certainly one of my favorites.. The clarity mixed in with the fog is amazing.. Seems like something I would try & never get right.. Just beautiful !!!
And for the record, I look at your images all the time and had no idea this was yours, so I guess your comfy level isn't too much of a give-away when it comes to us silly voters !!!

Message edited by author 2009-08-03 00:25:25.
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08/03/2009 12:21:06 AM
Congratulations!!! Great image, great result... you'll be booted out of Team Suck if you keep this up ;)

Well done.
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08/03/2009 12:17:43 AM
Congratulations! Well deserved.
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08/03/2009 12:16:41 AM
Super! Well done
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08/03/2009 12:16:03 AM
Great photo. Perfect processing. Congrats!
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08/03/2009 12:14:19 AM
Congratulations, Robert!
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08/03/2009 12:12:21 AM
Way to go Robert, the processing on this is excellent. Congrats on your blue ribbon!
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08/03/2009 12:10:03 AM
Congrats on the blue!
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08/03/2009 12:09:36 AM
Should have known this was yours. Didn't want to step too far out of your comfort level eh? ;D
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08/03/2009 12:04:36 AM
Nice job Bear!
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08/03/2009 12:03:43 AM
Roses are red
Your ribbon is BLUE!
Congratulations Robert!
We are all so proud of YOU!!!
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08/03/2009 12:03:35 AM
Beautiful photo...congratulations!
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08/03/2009 12:02:45 AM
Elegant shot. Thumbs up about the ribbon too!
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08/03/2009 12:01:51 AM
Way to go, congratulations on the Blue.
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08/03/2009 12:01:20 AM
Congrats on the blue Robert!
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08/03/2009 12:01:14 AM
Awesome!!! maybe I should listen to you about editing my fog picture!!

Major Congrats!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/02/2009 10:55:47 PM
I love this.. 10
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08/02/2009 05:57:07 PM
Love the atmosphere in this along with the composition...
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08/01/2009 10:28:22 PM
Outstanding shot.
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07/29/2009 07:59:07 PM
Back for a bump. Even without the title I would have guessed this was a Bear_Music original. Well done, Robert.
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07/29/2009 11:05:51 AM
WOW I love this shot!
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07/27/2009 09:12:16 PM
Great interpretation of the username.
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07/27/2009 07:42:18 PM
Nice dreamy shot, very impressive.
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07/27/2009 06:59:49 PM
Beautiful. Love the softness of the fog and the quiet color tones.
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07/27/2009 12:28:43 AM
reminds me of a visit to Harwichport...
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